Jason Wright Is The New Washington President

The Washington Football Team has named Jason Wright as the 1st Black team president in NFL history.

7 years as an NFL running back with the Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals. During the 2011 NFL lockout, Wright went back to school and got his Masters Degree in Business from the University of Chicago.

"The fact that I happen to be Black and the most qualified person is a boost," Wright said.

Wright says he's looks forward to helping the "culture transformation," and as for the new name of the team, Wright says he's not spilling the beans yet. He just got hired!

Wright is Washington's 2nd major non-white hire after naming Ron Rivera head coach.

"So excited to join the movement that the Snyders and Coach Rivera have launched. Ready to dive in!"

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